Brothers Integrated Rural Development Society
Child Development Activities
To rehabilitate child labour and empower the children right to rights.
Financial problem, lack of Confidence, leadership qualities, motivation, malnutrition issues.
• Providing educational aids and Free evening tuitions
• Leadership training and motivational classes
• Children parliament and Summer Camps
• Basic etiquette training and child rights programs
. Malnutrition program for the early children
Nutrition is a core importance for the growth and development of children, and a complete intake of nutrition is of utter importance. Vegetables and Fruits are a source of essential vitamins and minerals which are very important for the development of children. Therefore it is important to ensure that children eat vegetables and fruits every day.
BIRDS in collaboration with Government Anganwadies promoting malnutrition and kitchen garden program in Bangalore North.
BIRDS has free tuition centers in Slums as well as villages to mote education for the marginalized communities. BIRDS has 16 free tuition centers in Bangalore urban and rural.
Education becomes the best way to teach good morals to the children, it helps the children to change the way they set their goals. The government brought a number of policies on education, which helped the marginalized children to have decent education. Most children are from a different social background and lack the understanding, while a subject is being taught. They need to address the subject in simple
terms with a lot of examples, so BIRDS identifies children in slums and villages with less understanding and provide free evening tuition in their respective villages. BIRDS has now got 15 tuition centres in villages and slums in Bangalore and helping 390 children to do well in academics.
The main objectives of forming Children’s Parliament in schools are to make the students aware of their rights and duties, updating the role of teachers in creating awareness on the rights of children among the students and make them uphold their rights. To create an environment where every child can enjoy his or her rights, develop leadership qualities, to encourage children to address the existing social issues and to create awareness on expressing their basic needs. The target areas of this program are Government School as well as Private High Schools.
Peace Education for the school children is another very important project of BIRDS to promote a culture of peace to the children who are going to the schools. Each year BIRDS visits more than twenty schools in Bangalore and teach the students about conflict resolution and peace building. These kinds of programs help the students to have good and close relationship with everyone and promote non discrimination among them. Peace and Health Awareness Program was conducted for 350 students (5th to 7th standard) by the program Coordinator for Child Development Project and also the Coordinator for Peace Building Project. Representative from BIRDS was the main resource person for this project. The intern students from various colleges helped the coordinator for the success of these projects.
BIRDS organized a three-day workshop for children from 30th of April to 2nd May 2018 at BIRDS campus. 45 Children belonging to the age group of 13-17 years participated in this camp. The children were mostly from low income families. The camp was organized to bring the children together and help them to make good use of their vacation and maximum learning. The workshop was facilitated by BIRDS staff and Volunteers. The theme was “Working Together to Succeed”. The objectives of the workshop was to teach the children on teamwork, leadership, communication, problem solving, dealing with failure, decision making, setting goals and targets and Emotional management and helping them to develop their skills to achieve.
Many activities were conducted in order to enhance the fundamental personality skills like interpersonal skills, leadership skills, listening skills and self-belief of the children. Curricular as well as extra-curricular activities were conducted to heighten the enthusiasm and interest of the children. The children were given activities and training to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem. The students were also given Life Skill Training and Peace education and involved them in activities such as Drawing, dancing, role play, singing, sports, problem solving and thinking out of the box activities and activities to improve communication skills were also conducted. The workshop helped the students to understand the vital life skills required in every walk of life. The Students were able to make good use of their free time to experience and meet new people in their age group.
The story of the summer camp for the children in Nagenahalli Slum, Bangalore
The success story of the malnutrition program in Hunner slum in Bangalore
Give a child today it will change the world tomorrow.